Dr. Bruce McFarlane Scholarship

Bruce McFarlane, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, mentor and physician, died on Friday, February 2, 2018.  Energetic, curious, thoughtful, and determined, Bruce lived and loved deeply. He sought to nurture and share the best of himself with others and encouraged those around him to do the same personally and professionally.  For over 50 years, Bruce was an integral part of a vibrant, extended family, and he died surrounded by these people, in the house he helped build, on the land he had tended.
 
Bruce first practiced medicine in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and then spent over 30 years doctoring in the Markdale-Flesherton community in Southern Ontario.  He and his wife Karen returned to Cambridge Bay in 2005 and he invested the balance of his career as a physician at the Cambridge Bay Health Centre. As a friend wrote of him, he was fascinated by medicine but passionate about people.  He took time to listen.  He asked questions.  He insisted that all the relevant information be gathered and considered.  Emerging from his love of the human body, he practiced, studied and taught Tai Chi for many years and became particularly invested in helping others use Tai Chi to improve their wellbeing.

We will come together to remember Bruce on Sunday March 4, 2018 at the Beaver Valley Community Centre, 58 Alfred St W, Thornbury. There will be a memorial gathering from 1-2 pm, followed by an opportunity to visit, laugh, cry and share memories until 3.
 
Bruce's family has started this GoFundMe to establish  a memorial scholarship in his name.  In honour of his dedication to learning and his commitment to the common good, the Dr.Bruce McFarlane Memorial Scholarship will support Inuit students interested in furthering their education particularly in the area of health care.   We would invite anyone interested in contributing to this scholarship to do so in lieu of flowers.

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  • Judy Baker 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Wave Hands Like Clouds 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Tricia and Blair Laidlaw 
    • $500 
    • 15 mos
  • David Patry 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Dennis Flaherty 
    • $300 
    • 16 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lena McFarlane 
Organizer
Feversham, ON
Karen McFarlane 
Beneficiary
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